​Engage in research in any of the CMU Department of Physics facilities and labs.

Brooks Astronomical Observatory:

You will have opportunities to further develop your career skills in this observatory, which houses a 16-inch (40 cm) computer-controlled classical Cassegrain reflector and is equipped for CCD direct imaging, medium-dispersion spectroscopy, 35 mm and plate photography, as well as UBVRI photometry for visual observing.

Laboratories:

You can diversify your knowledge and career skills through course work and research experiences in the physics- and astronomy-related labs, which are equipped for laser spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, rheology, thin films, polymer fluid dynamics and X-ray diffraction.